Great Decisions 2023

As announced in the January 2023 issue of The Passport, WACMB is pleased to present the 2023 Great Decisions program beginning the first week of February (see topics below). Produced by the Foreign Policy Association of America, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

As usual, WACMB will offer two groups: one solely through WACMB, and one in collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSUMB. Both groups will be moderated by Boyd Haight and Linda Dilger. Each group will meet eight times for two hours, with an optional master class lecture for the first 30 minutes.

WACMB Great Decisions Group will meet virtually each Monday from February 6th to April 3rd (except February 20th) from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. If you have not already done so, please register in advance by sending an email to Once registered, you will be sent Zoom links for each session.

WACMB/OLLI Great Decisions Group will meet each Tuesday from February 7th to April 4th (except February 14th) from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Please register in advance online at  Registration opens on January 19th at 10:00 am. Once registered, you will be sent Zoom links for each session.

The Foreign Policy Association produces a Great Decisions Briefing Booklet. The Booklet costs $35 plus shipping (or $25 for ebook version) and is required for those in the program. It can be ordered online at or by calling the Foreign Policy Association at 1-800-477-5836.

2023 Great Decisions topics (see short descriptions at

Week 1:  Energy Geopolitics
Week 2:  War Crimes
Week 3:  China and the U.S.
Week 4:  Economic Warfare
Week 5:  Politics in Latin America
Week 6:  Global Famine
Week 7:  Iran at the Crossroads
Week 8:  Climate Migration